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CBC's The Current on Crime & Punishment

This segment of the April 6 broadcast of The Current looks at the dysfunction in Canada's justice system and features Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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April 06, 2011

Conference weighs sexual freedom with freedom of expression

A panel of legal experts gathered recently to discuss how to fight for the rights of gay people when those rights appear to conflict with freedom of speech and religion.

Article source:
Xtra.ca
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April 05, 2011

Project gives a voice to people living in poverty in Ontario

After the Ontario government announced it was undertaking a social assistance review, the People's Blueprint began as a project to listen to the majority of people silently living on social...

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April 05, 2011

Law Foundation Invites Nominations for the 2011 Guthrie Award

The Law Foundation of Ontario is inviting nominations of candidates for the 2011 Guthrie Award, which is given to individuals or organizations that demonstrate outstanding public service, make...

Article source:
The Law Foundation of Ontario
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April 04, 2011

Grade 12 students take law into their own hands on radio

A Grade 12 law class from Kingston Collegiate in Kingston has spent the past seven weeks working on a justice education program that will eventually be broadcast on the radio.

Article source:
Kingston Whig-Standard
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April 04, 2011

Frustrated Workers Refuse to Leave Ontario Legislature in Protest of Defeat of Anti-Scab Law

A group of workers caught in protracted labour disputes are refusing to leave the gallery of the Queen's Park Legislature to protest the defeat of a private members' bill that would ban the use of...

Article source:
Ontario Federation of Labour
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April 01, 2011

Now you can browse CLEONet's webinars by title, date, or most viewed

We have added a page to the CLEONet Training site where you can browse webinars by title, date or most viewed.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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April 01, 2011

New customer service rules for low-income electricity customers

The Ontario Energy Board has announced new customer service rules for eligible low-income residential electricity customers that will take effect October 1, 2011.

Article source:
Ontario Energy Board
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March 31, 2011

Ontario Hunger Report: Send an email to Ontario party leaders

With the publication of its new report on hunger, the Ontario Association of Food Banks is asking everyone to send an email to Ontario's party leaders urging them to make hunger a top priority in...

Article source:
Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB)
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March 31, 2011

Income security advocates comment on Ontario budget: Ontario continues to trap social assistance recipients in poverty

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) says that the 2011 provincial budget does nothing to free people relying on Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) from the...

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
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March 30, 2011

New Integrated Domestic Violence court first of its kind in Canada

This summer, the Ontario Court of Justice will be launching a specialized court to hear criminal and family cases where domestic violence is the underlying issue.

Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario
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March 29, 2011

April 4: Refugee Rights Day Activities

Date April 4, 2011

Refugee Rights Day is celebrated each April 4th to bring attention to the advances made in the protection of refugee rights in Canada as a result of the Supreme Court Singh decision in 1985.

Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
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March 29, 2011

Federal 'tough-on-crime' legislation receives Royal Assent

Four crime bills, dealing with "serious time for serious crime," white collar crime, Internet child pornography reporting, and ending sentence discounts for multiple crimes, have received royal...

Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
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March 28, 2011

How to fix our ailing family courts

Three Globe and Mail articles focus on the family court system in Canada.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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March 28, 2011

Information for Health Providers on new Special Diet forms

This information sheet reminds health care providers about the importance of helping their clients and patients with the new Special Diet forms and gives them information on how the new...

Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
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March 28, 2011

'Uglies' need not apply: Can employees be protected against appearance discrimination?

Doorey's Workplace Law Blog has a post on the topic of "appearance discrimination," when employers make their hiring decisions based on whether the women are deemed 'good-looking', and not whether...

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Doorey's Workplace Law Blog
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March 24, 2011

Material on work computer private, court rules

Ontario's top court has found a right to privacy in material contained on a work computer, a judgment which breaks new ground on an issue that is exploding into the court system -- the extent to...

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
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March 24, 2011

CLEONet thanks you for responding to our site survey

In just a few weeks we have received over 250 responses to the new site survey on CLEONet. We thank you for your positive feedback on the site, and our work.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
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March 24, 2011

Keep provincial veto on social housing sales: Advocates

Queen's Park should not let Toronto Mayor Rob Ford -- or any Ontario municipality -- sell public housing without provincial permission, social housing advocates say.

Article source:
Toronto Star
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March 24, 2011

Campaign urges Canadians to 'start the conversation about end-of-life care'

The Advance Care Planning National Task Force has designated April 12 as National Advance Care Planning Day to remind Canadians to think about and talk about their wishes for end-of-life-care.

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March 23, 2011